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ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways adopts new mobile-friendly platform

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways adopts new mobile-friendly platform

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways is implementing a new mobile-friendly version of HealthPathways to ensure users can continue to access valuable pathway information - no matter what device they’re using.

May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month

May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month

This month is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, raising awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support. At the moment, more Australians are dying due to the use of some pain and sedative medications than on our roads. This is a health crisis we have the power to prevent.

Acknowledging Sorry Day on 26 May

Acknowledging Sorry Day on 26 May

National Sorry Day, 26 May is a significant national day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It recognises the devastating impacts of the Stolen Generations upon individuals and families, and the intergenerational trauma that remains to this day.

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP)

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP)

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) supports general practice activities that encourage continuing improvements, quality care, enhancing capacity and improving access and health outcomes for patients.

Shoalhaven maternity services to expand

Shoalhaven maternity services to expand

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has outlined its plan to deliver an improved maternity service in the Shoalhaven, giving local families access to a new midwifery-led model of care.

Hurry: Pitch your innovative idea now!

Hurry: Pitch your innovative idea now!

Please note that submissions have now closed. Hurry! Applications are closing soon for COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s inaugural Pitch Night.

Partners in Planning (PIP) initiative

Partners in Planning (PIP) initiative

Partners in Planning (PIP) is a program funded by COORDINARE and delivered by Marathon Health. PIP aims to increase awareness of Advance Care Directives and planning among South Eastern NSW communities. The PIP project was officially launched at Warrigal aged care facility in Goulburn on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Increasing awareness of advance care planning among CALD communities

Increasing awareness of advance care planning among CALD communities

The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI), which specialises in supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities, has been funded by COORDINARE to increase community awareness of advance care planning for end of life care.

Medicines at End of Life project (MaEoL) in the Eurobodalla

Medicines at End of Life project (MaEoL) in the Eurobodalla

Funding has been made available through COORDINARE to improve access to medicines for people receiving palliative care in the Eurobodalla region.

Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness

Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness

Did you know that 1 in 5 lung cancer patients receive no treatment?

Lung cancer research is massively underfunded in Australia.

Update on the MMR vaccine for babies

Update on the MMR vaccine for babies

The Australian Immunisation Handbook MMR vaccine recommendations for babies have changed. Since December 2018, there have been 36 infectious cases of measles in NSW. Babies too young to be routinely vaccinated (<12 months), and those who have not received two doses of measles containing vaccine are at highest risk.

Recent updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Recent updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Some recent improvements have been made to the Australian Immunisation Handbook that are designed to make it easier for providers to access information.

Local organisations invited to ‘pitch’ their innovative ideas

Local organisations invited to ‘pitch’ their innovative ideas

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today called for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding at its inaugural Pitch Night, to be held in Wollongong on 26 June 2019.

Clevertar: meet your free digital mental health coach

Clevertar: meet your free digital mental health coach

If things in your life aren’t going as well as they could be, and you could use some support, help is just an app download away. Created by Flinders University, Clevertar is a new mental health coach designed for people who are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed.

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

A new initiative recently launched across South Eastern NSW is aimed at increasing awareness of support for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in the region.

Measles alert, influenza vaccine and pertussis vaccine

Measles alert, influenza vaccine and pertussis vaccine

Measles alert Since December 2018, 23 cases of measles have been notified in NSW. Several cases have spent time in busy public places such as hospitals, shopping centres and backpacker hostels while infectious.

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways platform now fully mobile-friendly!

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways platform now fully mobile-friendly!

The Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways website is now mobile-friendly. The new version is easier to use and looks great, whether you’re accessing it from your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

New End of Life Essentials modules for health professionals

New End of Life Essentials modules for health professionals

End of Life Law for Clinicians is a free training program about the law at end of life, developed by the Australian Centre for Heath Law Research and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT, with funding from the Department of Health.

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website

NCIRS in partnership with The University of Sydney has recently published the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website for parents and carers. SKAI provides a communication system and suite of resources for healthcare workers and parents/carers of babies and young children designed to support conversations about childhood vaccination.

Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Waminda, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is one of 50 primary health care centres across the country selected for the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot, which is being implemented through the Menzies School of Health Research.

Pre-orders for flu vaccine

Pre-orders for flu vaccine

Pre-orders for flu vaccinations through the online ordering system are now available in South Eastern NSW. It is anticipated that distribution of ordered vaccines will commence in April when vaccines have been received from the Commonwealth. You can pre-order here: https://nsw. tollhealthcare.

GPLO ongoing funding confirmed

GPLO ongoing funding confirmed

COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD) are pleased to announce a funding extension for the four Southern NSW GPLO roles out to 2021. The ongoing funding commitment by both organisations has been based on the positive impact the GPLOs have made over the past year.

National Close the Gap Day

National Close the Gap Day

Today is National Close the Gap Day, raising awareness about how we can achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Reminder that support services in Tathra and surrounds are still available

Reminder that support services in Tathra and surrounds are still available

With the one-year anniversary of the Tathra District bushfires this week, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN issued a reminder, encouraging local residents to take advantage of the mental health support services which remain available.

New tenancy laws give medical practitioners ability to help victims of domestic violence

New tenancy laws give medical practitioners ability to help victims of domestic violence

From 28 February 2019, new tenancy laws will allow medical practitioners to help their patients escape circumstances of domestic violence in a rented home. Medical practitioners can help their patients escape a domestic violence situation in a rented home by making a domestic violence declaration.

Empowering our Communities funding will support drought affected communities in Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

Empowering our Communities funding will support drought affected communities in Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that applications are now open for organisations and/or community groups who are interested in supporting drought affected communities within Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.

Heart Foundation launches online Heart Age Calculator

Heart Foundation launches online Heart Age Calculator

In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator located on the Heart Foundation’s website.

Ending HIV in NSW - we can!

Ending HIV in NSW - we can!

Over the past five years, we have seen a 40% reduction of new HIV diagnoses among Australian-born men in NSW. However, we have not seen the same in overseas-born men.

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways adopts new mobile-friendly platform

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways adopts new mobile-friendly platform

llawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways is implementing a new mobile-friendly version of HealthPathways to ensure users can continue to access valuable pathway information - no matter what device they’re using.

UNE Partnerships Medical Assisting, funded places now available!

UNE Partnerships Medical Assisting, funded places now available!

Upskill your medical receptionists today and enrol them into UNE's Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT47715), a nationally accredited course.

GP online modules and face-to-face workshops for palliative care

GP online modules and face-to-face workshops for palliative care

The Department of Health recently provided funding for PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach) to work with PHNs to deliver a Palliative Approach Workshop for GPs.

New app helps parents to ‘Save The Date To Vaccinate’

New app helps parents to ‘Save The Date To Vaccinate’

On-time vaccination is a child’s best protection against serious diseases. If children are not up to date with their vaccinations, it can also impact enrolment in child care and access to family assistance payments. NSW Health has released an improved Save The Date To Vaccinate app.

Women Want to Know survey for GPs

Women Want to Know survey for GPs

The Women Want to Know (WWTK) project encourages health professionals to discuss alcohol and pregnancy to ensure that women receive the right advice.

Improving medication titration for people with heart conditions in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Improving medication titration for people with heart conditions in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District's (ISLHD) Heart Failure Service has been monitoring heart failure medications across the region over the past year.

New psychosocial support service for people with complex mental health needs

New psychosocial support service for people with complex mental health needs

COORDINARE today announced $1. 5 million in funding until June 2021 for Flourish Australia to provide a new psychosocial support service for people in South Eastern NSW with severe and complex mental health needs who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

My Health Record in general practice

My Health Record in general practice

Cringila-based GP, Dr Rakesh Bahl, shares his thoughts on the potential of digital health and says the more we utilise My Health Record the more useful it will become.

Financial support for professional development and training

Financial support for professional development and training

Rural, regional and remote health professionals keen to expand their skills now have access to funding to support further studies and training.

e-Mental Health in Practice training 

e-Mental Health in Practice training 

In 2019, e-Mental Health in Practice training is available for mental health peer workers and practice nurses.

Expression of Interest:  Scholarship - 2019 Patient Experience Symposium

Expression of Interest: Scholarship - 2019 Patient Experience Symposium

Calling innovative general practice GPs and practice nurses!
It is widely recognised that future health reforms focus increasingly on patient experience of care. COORDINARE is committed to providing general practices with the tools and the opportunities to stay ahead of these changes.

Maternity update: Revised Antenatal Record  (Yellow Card)

Maternity update: Revised Antenatal Record (Yellow Card)

Most women see more than one antenatal care provider throughout their pregnancy, sharing clinical communication via the NSW Health Antenatal record card (the “yellow card”). However, recent audits have revealed that this yellow card is not always used effectively.

Measles alert for February

Measles alert for February

All NSW residents are being urged to ensure they are fully protected against measles, after twelve cases of the disease since Christmas.

Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention returns to the Far South Coast

Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention returns to the Far South Coast

People with suicidal behaviour frequently visit primary care settings in the weeks or days before suicide. Excellent primary care has been shown to significantly decrease suicide deaths and rates. COORDINARE supported Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention in Narooma in July last year.

 ‘Choose the Right Care for you’ campaign

‘Choose the Right Care for you’ campaign

NSW Health launched a digital campaign over summer to educate 17-34 year olds without children in metro Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and Wollongong on the healthcare options available to treat common ailments.

Supporting the ‘Accidental counsellors’ in the Bega Valley

Supporting the ‘Accidental counsellors’ in the Bega Valley

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today joined with Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, to announce funding for a training program, titled ‘Accidental counsellor’.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both females and males. Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have a HPV infection at some point in their life.

Seven linkage strategies that can improve quality of care

Seven linkage strategies that can improve quality of care

A systematic literature review previously conducted at QUT revealed early evidence that seven linkage strategies have the potential to improve service and client outcomes in aged care.

New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts

New Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health - share your thoughts

The Morrison Government has established a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and communities, looking at the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Photo credit: NSW Mental Health Commission 

COORDINARE congratulates Tim Heffernan on his new appointment as a part-time Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Mr Heffernan is the Mental Health Peer Coordinator at COORDINARE.

Clevertar: a free mental health coach

Clevertar: a free mental health coach

COORDINARE recently launched a low intensity mental health digital coaching service called Clevertar. It is free of charge for all people living in South Eastern NSW. Clevertar is a mental health coach designed for people who are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed.

Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee

Mental Health Network: EOIs sought for Executive Committee

The Mental Health Network is now seeking network members to join the Executive Committee(EC) through a targeted EOI.

Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs

Doctors for colleagues: supporting the wellbeing of GPs

Recent emphasis on doctors’ health and wellbeing has shone a spotlight on the importance of having your own GP. However, for many doctors – particularly doctors-in-training working away from home on rotation – visiting their regular GP can be difficult.

Supporting young people who use alcohol and other drugs

Supporting young people who use alcohol and other drugs

Creating Synergy's 2019 conference, 'Drugs & Young People - Care, Collaboration, Compassion' is coming up in June.

New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine

New training requirement for yellow fever vaccine

A new training requirement has been introduced for prescribers of the yellow fever vaccine. Medical practitioners and nurse practitioners who intend to prescribe the vaccine at their practice (those practices approved as Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres) will now be required to complete an online learning course to obtain accreditation.

headspace Centre officially opens in Bega

headspace Centre officially opens in Bega

headspace Bega was opened by Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, along with Dianne Kitcher (CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN who is funding the initiative), Ron de Jongh (CEO of Grand Pacific Health – the lead agency providing the service), Jason Trethowan (CEO of headspace National) and some...

Immunisation updates for primary care

Immunisation updates for primary care

Recently, there has been an increase in incidents of expired vaccines being administered to patients. It is essential that the expiry date is checked on all vaccines prior to administration to avoid patient recall and revaccination and loss of their confidence in your health service delivery.

Financial support for your professional development and training

Financial support for your professional development and training

Over 50 healthcare professionals in South Eastern NSW have already received scholarships or bursaries to support their training and professional development as part of the NSW Rural Doctor’s Network Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).

Local PMs and GPs shine at awards night

Local PMs and GPs shine at awards night

COORDINARE would like to congratulate Charise Morris (Grand Pacific Health Centre Nowra) and Kim Weeks (Marima Medical Clinic, Goulburn), who were recently awarded joint GP Synergy South Eastern NSW Practice Managers of the Year at a Wollongong awards night.

GPLO survey

GPLO survey

The General Practitioner Liaison Officers (GPLOs) have been co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District. As the GPLOs approach 12 months in their roles, they are seeking GP feedback on how GPs and Southern NSW Local Health District can work together to improve patient care.

MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing 

MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing 

Six new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been introduced to enable GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general mental health and wellbeing support services by video conference to patients in drought-affected areas.

Support your patients to quit smoking

Support your patients to quit smoking

The NSW Quitline is a free, evidence-based service that can assist health professionals in supporting their patients to quit smoking. Referring to the NSW Quitline only takes a few minutes.

Gail Lloyd given special award at Practice Management Conference 2018

Gail Lloyd given special award at Practice Management Conference 2018

The Australian Association of Practice Management 2018 Conference was held Tuesday 16 October - Friday 19 October in Canberra. The theme of the conference was ‘Powering your journey, driving change’.

Updated Colposcopy and Treatment form

Updated Colposcopy and Treatment form

The Colposcopy and Treatment form has been updated to comply with the amended requirements of the National Cancer Screening Register Rules 2017.

My Health Record in pharmacy

My Health Record in pharmacy

Bomaderry-based pharmacist, Rachel Forgan, says access to My Health Record provides vital information to help her deliver better informed patient-centred care.

Save the date to vaccinate before the holidays

Save the date to vaccinate before the holidays

NSW Health has recently distributed some immunisation alerts for community members and health professionals, including a pertussis (whooping cough) alert. Pertussis (whooping cough) alert
Cases of pertussis are increasing across NSW, particularly among school aged children.

Supporting people living with dementia to plan ahead

Supporting people living with dementia to plan ahead

For people living with dementia, a loss of mobility has been linked with a reduction in quality of life and increased rapid cognitive decline.

2017/18 Annual Report Card now available!

2017/18 Annual Report Card now available!

Our 2017/18 Annual Report Card is now available, showcasing our key achievements and highlights some of the work we have undertaken.

Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity

Psychiatry webinar series - free CPD training opportunity

To help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the GP Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these webinars invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by a Q&A discussion.

Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time

Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time

The Minister for Health recently announced an extension to the My Health Record opt out period until 31 January 2019. The opt out portal and help line will remain open and available until then, and records will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019.

Mental Health Skills Training grants for GPs

Mental Health Skills Training grants for GPs

COORDINARE is committed to assist GPs with mental health skills training, particularly in regional areas where access to psychological therapies is limited.

Best Practice and AIR

Best Practice and AIR

Some practices have been reporting that they cannot see immunisations that have been sent to AIR from their Best Practice software. This is because if Best Practice is not updated the information will not be transferred to the AIR.

Test for HIV in a diverse range of patients, including heterosexual men

Test for HIV in a diverse range of patients, including heterosexual men

NSW Health data shows a need to increase HIV testing among heterosexual men who have sex with other men. These men may be in heterosexual relationships, be married, have children and/or come from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Palliative and end of life funding announcement for South Eastern NSW

Palliative and end of life funding announcement for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that additional Commonwealth funding will be provided for palliative and end of life care in South Eastern NSW.

 Looking after your family’s health with a digital record

Looking after your family’s health with a digital record

For around 1. 7 million Australians currently living with diabetes, World Diabetes Day on November 14 is a way of highlighting the challenges experienced in caring for their health. Managing diabetes often involves regular visits to different healthcare providers meaning key health information is often scattered across different offices.

APNA Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC)

APNA Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC)

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to learn new skills and knowledge so you can deliver a new model of care?

The Building Nurse Capacity Project (BNC) focuses on the development of nurse-led (team-based) models of care that meet local population health needs,...

APNA Transition to Practice Program (TPP)

APNA Transition to Practice Program (TPP)

Trying to find your feet in primary health care or want to try your hand at mentoring new nurses?

The Transition to Practice Program (TPP) aims to help you grow your skills, knowledge and confidence and set you up in your career.

Dr Barnard appointed as new Chair for Southern NSW Clinical Council

Dr Barnard appointed as new Chair for Southern NSW Clinical Council

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, today announced Dr Amanda Barnard as the new Chair of its Southern NSW Clinical Council, and as a director on its Board. “We are delighted to appoint Dr Barnard.

The Local Health District Primary Care Nurses in Bulli are moving to Wollongong

The Local Health District Primary Care Nurses in Bulli are moving to Wollongong

The Local Health District (LHD) Primary Health Nurses are moving from the Bulli Community Health Centre to Wollongong Community Health Centre on Tuesday 13 November.

 Men, do your part when it comes to your health

Men, do your part when it comes to your health

The beginning of November marks the start of Movember and an opportunity for men to take some time to check in with their health.

Consumer health advocacy training – develop the skills to  help you take action!

Consumer health advocacy training – develop the skills to help you take action!

COORDINARE is holding a free one-day workshop in Goulburn on Friday 16 November which will provide local people with the confidence and skills to advocate for important health issues.

Looking for financial support for professional development and training?

Looking for financial support for professional development and training?

Rural, regional and remote medical, dental, nursing, midwifery, allied health or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health professionals keen to expand their skills or scope of practice now have access to funding to support further studies or training.

Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results

Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results

BreastScreen NSW has commenced a phased rollout of the delivery of electronic results to eligible general practices in South Eastern NSW. This means that eligible practices in the region will soon be able to receive patients' BreastScreen results by secure messaging.

Is your urgency an emergency?

Is your urgency an emergency?

Before presenting to the emergency department at your local hospital, be sure to assess your level of illness and injury. Ask yourself: is my urgency an emergency?

In recent months, the Southern NSW Health District has seen an increase in emergency department presentations.

Free suicide prevention training now available!

Free suicide prevention training now available!

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative today announced that an additional 1,000 free licenses are now available for suicide prevention training, thanks to a $10,000 funding boost.

Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline

Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline

Eating disorders affect more than 9% of Australians in their lifetime, and the rate is increasing.  It's important for GPs and health professionals to understand how to treat this serious mental illness. Australia’s eating disorders telehealth service, the Butterfly Foundation, receives more than 12,000 consumer contacts a year.

A digital health tool to help the helpers

A digital health tool to help the helpers

During Carers Week (October 14-20), we celebrate the important work done by carers across the country.

Batch numbers not required for compliance with PD2018_009

Batch numbers not required for compliance with PD2018_009

We have recently been advised of some confusion in regards to PD2018_009.  

PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against specified diseases relates to the inclusion of batch numbers when providing vaccination evidence.

Drought-related stress resources

Drought-related stress resources

With 99. 9% of NSW experiencing drought, it is not uncommon for farmers and their families to experience significant levels of stress, with mental and physical health often forgotten.

What is a mental health peer worker?

What is a mental health peer worker?

A mental health peer worker is someone employed on the basis of their personal lived experience either of mental illness and recovery (consumer peer worker) or of supporting family or friends with mental illness (carer peer worker).

Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line

Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service exclusively for GPs working in six PHN catchment areas across NSW. It provides high quality specialist advice to help you manage the care of mental health consumers.  

GPs registered for the service have provided some great feedback.

Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time for women to put themselves first and encourage other women to do the same!

BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to book their free screening mammogram.

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

GP Clusters: mental health information evenings

Over the winter, COORDINARE ran GP cluster workshops throughout our region on mental health services available locally and how GPs can refer to them. Each workshop had an interactive panel discussion with representatives from the Local Health Districts and mental health service providers responding to case study scenarios.

Share the Journey with My Health Record

Share the Journey with My Health Record

My Health Record will soon help all Australians who choose to have a record and ‘Share the Journey’. This theme for Mental Health Month is particularly pertinent as individuals can share their information from their health journey with their healthcare providers. Mental Health issues can be very isolating.

What GPs need to know about e-mental health

What GPs need to know about e-mental health

 A variety of e-mental health resources are available to help GPs better manage patient needs. The Black Dog Institute (BDI) is providing e-mental health training and support specifically to GPs.

Keep on top of your health with My Health Record

Keep on top of your health with My Health Record

October is Mental Health Awareness Month and all Australians are encouraged to promote discussion on mental health by talking to their friends and family about it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Sometimes keeping track of your health information can be difficult.

Evidence-based support in palliative care

Evidence-based support in palliative care

Do you provide care for older people who may be nearing end of life? The ELDAC Helpline has been established to quickly connect you with the latest resources.

Seeking EOIs in StepCare screening tool for general practice

Seeking EOIs in StepCare screening tool for general practice

COORDINARE is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from general practices for the implementation of the StepCare screening service: an integrated online mental health tool developed by the Black Dog Institute.

Adacel and Boostrix for pregnant women

Adacel and Boostrix for pregnant women

This is a reminder that for Pertussis the current schedule lists both Boostrix or Adacel for pregnant women.  

 

Australian Immunisation Handbook also states that either vaccines can be used in pregnancy. Please note that the Australian Immunisation Handbook should be consulted and used over and above the MIMMS.

Maternal vaccines: can we do more?

Maternal vaccines: can we do more?

A free online education module about vaccination during pregnancy is now available for GPs, nurses and midwives. This module has been accredited for:

GPs - RACGP (40 x Category 1 CPD points)
Nurses/Midwives - ANMF (2. 0 CPD hours), ACM (2.

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids: child telehealth service in Southern NSW and the Shoalhaven

Connect for Kids is a free service for children aged 0-15 years with mild to moderate mental health needs. It is delivered by psychologists via videolink and available throughout Southern NSW as well as in the Shoalhaven.

New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available

New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that can record vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. This includes all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, vaccines provided under state and territory vaccination programs and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines.